College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science: Math Majors : Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics offers a rigorous and broad range of courses in mathematical theory and mathematical and scientific applications. Like the Bachelor of Arts degree, students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics develop a firm mathematical foundation and experience the diversity of a liberal arts education, but they will also have the opportunity to study specific aspects of mathematics and science in greater depth. The additional coursework may give students a head start toward earning a minor in one of the natural sciences or computer science. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science degree are much stronger applicants for graduate programs and jobs requiring analytical problem solving, such as those in finance and computer science.

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics are for students to:

  • Understand and apply problem-solving techniques
  • Read, write, and analyze mathematical proofs
  • Communicate mathematics both orally and in writing
  • Understand concepts and applications from a broad range of mathematical areas
  • Understand connections between mathematics and a broad range of scientific areas
  • Understand elementary computer science and its applications
  • Understand at least one mathematical or scientific area in greater depth

The Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics requires a total of 58 credit hours within the major consisting of the following required courses:

MATH 151 Calculus I
MATH 152 Calculus II
MATH 253 Calculus III
MATH 271 Differential Equations
MATH 281 Foundations of Higher Mathematics
MATH 371 Linear Algebra
MATH 381 Mathematical Statistics
MATH 481 Modern Algebra
MATH 491 Advanced Calculus
CSCI 156 Computer Science I

Plus 11 hours of mathematics electives chosen from MATH courses numbered above 300, and 8 hours of natural science (F-category) and computer science (CSCI) electives different from those used to satisfy degree, major, and general education requirements.

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